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Prevent a Salty Situation: Which Saltwater Fish Are Compatible?

prevent a salty situation which saltwater fish are compatible? Tank mate compatibility is crucial for a healthy, happy, successful saltwater aquarium. Placing incompatible aquatic life in Aquatic life aren't always predictable the same tank can lead to: : Whether or not they are : Disease : Establishing expected to be compatible territories or incompatible with : Injury others, pay attention to : Flaring fins : Loss of fish your fish to monitor any or gills : Nipping aggressive behaviour : Flashing saltwater compatibility chart O Generally Not Caution, can sometimes coexist depending on the specific species and environment Compatible Compatible •.. Dwarf Angels •...... Large Angels Anthias Basslet/ Pseudochromis Batfish Blennies Boxfish Butterflies Cardinals ...... Chromis Clownfish Damsels Eels File Fish Foxface/ Rabbitfish Gobies Groupers Grunt/ Sweetlips Hawkfish Hogfish Jawfish Lionfish Puffers .... ... Squirrelfish Tangs/ Surgeons Triggerfish •... ..... ..•••• • Reef-Safe Wrasse Wrasse Corals and Clams Anemones Crabs, Shrimp & Snails dwarf angels large angels anthias : Mild-tempered : Some species may : Active swimmers best require a large kept in schools : Compatible with aquarium many other species : May be territorial : Add with caution to : Some species require : Provide ample hiding reef tanks as they may an established places not be compatible ecosystem to thrive with coral or other invertebrates basslet/pseudochromis batfish blennies : May be territorial : Recommended for : Somewhat territorial more advanced : Add only one species of blennies per tank : Should not house aquarists two basslets or pseudochromis in the : Slow swimmers: : Some species, like fang same tank unless best to not house with blennies, are venomous they are mated pair fast moving fish : Does best with sandy substrate : May require a specialized diet boxfish butterflies cardinals : Keep with peaceful : Some species : Great additions to a tank mates require a large tank peaceful aquarium with ample hiding : Provide plenty of : Add lots of rockwork places hiding places and and coral decorations swimming space : Some species are so they can retreat finicky eaters from other tank mates : Must be removed if stressed or passes away, may excrete toxins into the tank harming other fish chromis clownfish damsels : Some species aren't : Should be purchased : Majority are highly aggressive in small groups territorial : Do not bother corals consisting of one : May become species and and invertebrates aggressive toward introduced into the other tank mates : Best kept in schools aquarium : Some species do well in groups of the same simultaneously : Some species can have a symbiotic species relationship with anemones eels file fish foxface/rabbitfish : Some species adjust : Do well with : Have a peaceful well to life in captivity peaceful species temperament : May require a large : Best not kept with : Do not house with aquarium small inverts other rabbitfish species : Territorial, : Contain venomous defensive spines semi-aggressive : May require a special diet gobies groupers grunt/sweetlips : Aquacultured : May become : Large species may aggressive toward other tank mates species available require a large aquarium : Great addition to and themselves reef aquariums •; Live rock needed for : Keep one species of hiding grouper per tank . May be finicky eaters and require additional supplementation hawkfish hogfish jawfish : While they do well in reef aquariums, : Some species adapt : Peaceful but are very well to life in captivity aggressive with others they may eat small of the same species : May feed on small crustaceans and crustaceans : Commonly a other small aquatic social fish life : Territorial and aggressive : A deep sand bed is : Territorial and recommended : Some species require aggressive large aquariums lionfish puffers squirrelfish : Adapt well to life in : May feed on smaller : Do best when captivity fish and inverts maintained in a small group : Have venomous : Sharp beaks require spines in fins natural grinding : Introduce to the aquarium : Some species : Flesh can be simultaneously to require large tanks poisonous limit aggression : Best not kept with : Require live rock to small fish establish territory tangs/surgeons triggerfish reef-safe wrasse : Some species may : Some species may : Do not pick at or require large tanks become very consume corals or aggressive toward most invertebrates : Large species the same species and other tank mates with different : Some species are temperaments great at removing : Species may consume pests and parasites : Many are territorial. small crustaceans and best kept individually : Some species are smaller aquatic life unless there is a known jumpers. mated pair or a : Get its name from A secure cover is shoaling species the trigger-shaped recommended dorsal fin, used to : Many species display wedge itself a brilliant array of between rocks colors : Some species require a deeper sand bed wrasse corals and clams anemones Some species readily : Most important : Most are mobile and consume small crabs, contributors to the stay in one place snails and tube worms structure of a saltwater with a specialized reef aquarium foot : Temperament can vary by species : Photosynthetic species : Some species require require full spectral strong lighting, : Many species are great lighting additional feeding at pest control and specific water : Some species require : Some species require conditions additional water a deeper sand bed circulation and stable : All anemones water conditions contain stinging cells as a defense and for : Some species require collecting food additional feeding and supplementation crabs, shrimp, and snails : Temperament and care requirements vary by genus and species : Most species are beneficial and great janitors within an aquarium's environment. They help keep the aquarium clean, free of debris and algae : Some species help remove parasites from other aquatic life With so much aquatic life available to choose from it's important to consider which ones can live together in a friendly saltwater community. Use this chart to keep your aquatic life happy and safe. The illustrations in this graphic are not exact replicas of the fish. Additional sources: BROUGHT TO YOU BY DESIGNED BY petco GHERGICH&Co. Dwarf Angels Owarf Angels Dwarf Angels Large Angels Large Angels Anthias Large Angels Anthias Anthias Bassiet/Pseudochromis Basslet/Pseudochromis Basslet/Pseudochromi Batfish Batfish Batfish Blennies Blennies Blennies Boxfish Boxfish ysyxog Butterflies Butterflies Butterflies Cardinals araihals Cardinals Chromis SIWOJU Clownfish Chromis Clownfish Clownfish Damsels Damsels File Fish File Fish Foxface/Rabbitfish Foxface/Rabbitfish Foxtace/Rabbitfish soigo9 Gobies Groupers Groupers Grunt/Sweetlips unt/Sweetlips Grunt/Sweetlips Jawfish Jawfish lawkfish Hawkfish Hawkfish ysyboH Hogfish Lionfish Lionfish Puffers Puffers uffers Squirrelfish Squirrolfish suoobuns/sbu Reer Sare Wrasse and Clams Corals and Clams souowouy Crabs. Shrimp, and Snails souoauy Anemones s. Shrimp, and Snals souowouy Crabs. Shrimp, and Snails Crabs. Shrimp, and Snails

Prevent a Salty Situation: Which Saltwater Fish Are Compatible?

shared by Ghergich on Jul 07
Incompatible aquatic life can lead to disease, injury, death, nipping and more. Use this handy guide to help you choose fish that can live together safely.






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